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Districts Lifted by Tech Glitz -
Companies Flock to Once-Marginal Neighborhoods, Creating Hot New Markets
this-week-208  around-the-web  industry-reports  metros  high-tech  site-selection 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Texas, Ohio Communities Gain - California, Oregon Fall in Economic Strength Rankings - Policom Corporation
Forty-five of the 69 community statistical areas in Texas improved their national rankings for economic strength in POLICOM’s annual analysis of the nation’s economies. The state now boasts five metropolitan areas in the top 20.
this-week-208  around-the-web  metros  economic-indicator-reports  ranking 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
How to Do On-Shoring Right - EBN
Avigilon is one of the fastest-growing electronics companies in North America. You'd think that that fast growth and profitability would be fueled by a savvy manufacturing strategy that leveraged offshore labor and machinery to keep overhead low. You'd be wrong. Turns out Avigilon's manufacturing is almost entirely on-shored, and its CEO, longtime manufacturing maven Alexander Fernandes, prides his company on that.
this-week-208  onshoring  around-the-web  supply-chain  insourcing  global-supply-chain  business-globalization 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Four Reverse Logistics Problems: Solved - IndustryWeek
Reverse logistics is as nuanced and complex a process as forward logistics, and can disrupt a manufacturer’s business just as easily. However, many of its leading issues can be resolved through savvy deployment of business software.
manufacturing  this-week-208  around-the-web  logistics  matt 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Mexico-US: Lets Talk About Trade - beyondbrics
Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s reformist leader, had an important phone call this week: it was with Barack Obama, and the conversation was to confirm that the US president would visit his southern neighbor during the first week of May.
location-usa  this-week-208  around-the-web  mexico 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
New Study Shows Manufacturers Desire for Reshoring - GlobeNewswire
A recent study conducted by MAVERICK Technologies, North America's largest independent systems integrator, identified a trending preference among plant operations support personnel for "U.S.-based support."
manufacturing  reshoring  this-week-208  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Marissa Mayer's Misstep And The Unstoppable Rise Of Telecommuting -
Forget for a minute the amazing hubris of a rich, glamorous CEO, with a nursery specially built next to her office, ordering less well-compensated parents to trudge back to the office, leaving their less important offspring in daycare or in the hands of nannies.
labor  workforce-development  this-week-208  aol  around-the-web  collabarative-workspace  demographics  telecommuting 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Distressed CRE: It’s a Seller’s Market - CoStar Group
As Distressed Property Prices Approach Market Values, Banks See Opportunities To Clear Out Inventories
commercial-real-estate  this-week-208  around-the-web  corporate-real-estate-news 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Import Penetration Still Outweighs Reshoring Trend - IndustryWeek
Imports of advanced manufacturing goods continue to grow in U.S., USBIC warns, casting doubt on viability of a manufacturing renaissance.
this-week-208  reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  backshoring 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Roundtable Discussion on U.S. Population - C-SPAN
Demographers spoke about the latest U.S. Census report showing population changes in the nation’s cities, counties, and metropolitan areas. Topics included economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal trends.
this-week-208  around-the-web  demographics  us-census 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Real Deals: Server Farms are Sprouting in North Carolina -
When Google announced six years ago that it would build a $600 million data center in Lenoir, it instantly put North Carolina on the map with data center developers everywhere.
north-carolina  google  this-week-208  around-the-web  taxes-incentives  data-centers 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Variable Speed Drives Increase Chiller Efficiency, Save $1 Million to Date - Johnson Controls Inc.
Fortune 500 computer manufacturer cuts energy consumption and cost without sacrificing comfort for 20,000 headquarters employees
this-week-208  asset-management  around-the-web  facility-planning  sustainable-development 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Does the U.S. Rank in Global Business Friendliness? - News
Research indicates that American companies and entrepreneurs still benefit from one of the most favorable business climates in the world, but government regulation and oversight may be eroding the country’s advantages.
this-week-208  around-the-web  international-location-reports  studies  business-globalization  ranking  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Boom Times on the Tracks: Rail Capacity, Spending Soar -
North America's major freight railroads are in the midst of a building boom unlike anything since the industry's Gilded Age heyday in the 19th century.
this-week-208  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  supply-chain  rail  freight-logistics  logistics  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
What High Growth Companies Share in Common - Innovation Management
Over the past six years The World Database of Innovation initiative has uncovered the world’s first statistics behind the practices that allow large organizations to grow and to innovate. In collaboration with innovation leaders and other experts Uri Neren and his team found 27 management structures, processes, and cultural practices are shared by the world’s fastest growing companies that make what could be called an “Innovation Management Equation.”
corporate-executives  this-week-208  around-the-web  executive-leadership  innovation 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
The Digital Government - strategy+business
How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
innovation-hubs  this-week-208  government-policy  around-the-web  ICT  infrastructure  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Google Explains Why The Future Of Energy Is Green - Forbes
Google isn’t investing billions into clean energy projects only to feel good and make employees happy. The company is doing it because the bottomline results are supported by data.
this-week-208  around-the-web  CSR  facility-planning  green-economy  sustainable-development  clean-energy 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Did I Abandon My Creative Class Theory? Not So Fast, Joel Kotkin - The Daily Beast
Joel Kotkin says I’ve turned my back on the idea that the creative class spurs economic growth and reinvigorates cities. My response? Bollocks. By Richard Florida
this-week-208  diaspora  around-the-web  creative-class  metros  demographics 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Richard Florida Concedes the Limits of the Creative Class - The Daily Beast
The so-called creative class of intellects and artists was supposed to remake America’s cities and revive urban wastelands. Now the evidence is in—and the experiment appears to have failed, writes Joel Kotkin.
this-week-208  diaspora  around-the-web  metros  creative-class  demographics 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
For Google, the office is key to worker success - The Globe and Mail
Want to really boost innovation? Ditch telecommuting and create office spaces that spur serendipitous encounters. That’s what David Radcliffe, the Canadian-born executive tasked with scouring the planet for Google Inc. offices, advises.
this-week-208  around-the-web  workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  office-design 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Norfolk Southern facility overview given to Greencastle-Antrim chamber - Waynesboro (PA) Record Herald
Now that Norfolk Southern’s new intermodal facility on Antrim Commons Drive in Greencastle is operational, interest in how the 200-acre, $52-million facility will impact the area has grown.
economic-development-news  this-week-208  around-the-web  freight-logistics  intermodal  Pennsylvania  logistics 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2013: Survey results - McKinsey Quarterly
Executives report better conditions at home and in the global economy, but they also expect political and governmental issues to pose risks to growth.
corporate-executives  this-week-208  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  surveys  studies 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Rebuilding New Yorks Economy: A Farming Industry on the Rebound -
New York's agriculture industry is thriving with large food companies and increased initiatives to raise milk and apple production.
farm  food-processing  this-week-208  around-the-web  new-york  agriculture  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Modern Manufacturing Aint What It Used to Be (It's Better) -
Do you think of manufacturing as dirty, noisy assembly lines? You have a lot of catching up to do. I recently visited two bright, innovative, efficient shops.
manufacturing  this-week-208  around-the-web  matt 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
DOT taking the lead on freight - FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Over the last four years, the Obama Administration has made considerable investments in our national freight network. Through four rounds of our popular TIGER Grant program, DOT has directed $1 billion toward projects that primarily address freight. This includes more than $650 million to projects that strengthen freight rail infrastructure, reduce freight bottlenecks, and alleviate congestion issues. And we’ve invested more than $350 million in our port system.
this-week-208  government-policy  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  freight-logistics  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Breaking Down Federal Investments in Clean Energy - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
The United States has failed to create a comprehensive energy policy that provides robust and consistent support for innovation. Although the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulated public investments in energy innovation, many of these programs and incentives have since expired or concluded, leaving the energy innovation ecosystem underfunded and skewed towards supporting deployment incentives over technology R&D, demonstration, and manufacturing.
this-week-208  government-policy  around-the-web  green-economy  clean-energy 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
How Effective Are State Angel Tax Credits? - SSTI Weekly Digest
Tax credits for research and development and for angel capital investment appear to be under consideration in many parts of the country. At the same time, there appears to be a renewed emphasis on transparency in the operation and effectiveness of these kinds of tax credits.
angel-investors  this-week-208  angel-tax-credits  government-policy  around-the-web  taxes-incentives 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Utah Lawmakers Prioritize STEM Education; Other States May Follow Suit - SSTI Weekly Digest
A technically skilled workforce is one the key elements found in thriving, tech-based economies, and nurturing a pipeline of individuals that match employers' high-tech needs has become a priority for several states focused on competitiveness. Lawmakers in Utah recently threw their support behind an ambitious statewide educational attainment goal and dedicated new funds for targeted investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
workforce-development  this-week-208  utah  around-the-web  STEM  education  skilled-labor 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
In the game of competitiveness, Illinois loses big - Illinois Policy Institute
March Madness is upon us and Illinois should be disappointed in its seed. Illinois has tremendous talent and resources, yet still loses to the likes of Indiana and Wisconsin. I'm not talking about basketball. I'm talking about state competitiveness.
economic-development-news  this-week-208  illinois  regional-reports  around-the-web  midwest  opinion 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space -
Choosing office space can be very challenging because your decision will have so many repercussions for your business. The wrong location, for example, could cost you employees or clients. What's more, you have to base your choice on your company's future needs, not just your current situation.
office  this-week-208  around-the-web  small-business  site-selection 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Ontario invests $50 million in new venture capital fund - IT Business
More governments in Canada seem to be dipping their toes into the venture capital business. The most recent to test the waters is the Province of Ontario, which said Tuesday that it’s investing up to $50 million in a venture capital fund.
capital-access  economic-development-news  this-week-208  canada  around-the-web  venturecapital  international-location-reports  ontario  location-canada 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures Handbook: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient pocket-size booklet compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
this-week-208  government-policy  site-selection-tools  around-the-web  taxes-incentives  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Worlds Largest High-Rise Data Center Opens in Downtown New York City - Wall Street & Technology
At 1 million square feet, Sabey Corp.'s data center at 375 Pearl Street will provide data infrastructure services to New York's growing high-tech sector.
technology  this-week-208  around-the-web  new-york  high-tech  new-york-city  data-centers 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
California continues to lead nation in green technology -
The state is No. 1 in areas such as venture capital funding for green technology, green tech patents and the growth in clean power generation, a group says.
this-week-208  regional-reports  california  green-economy  studies  ranking 
march 2013 by areadevelopment

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